Healthy Aging

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Healthy Aging

Staying Healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change when you have a few more grey hairs. As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss od loved ones, and physical changes. Coping with change is difficult, no matter how old you are. The particular challenge for older adults is the sheer number of changes and transitions that start to occur. It’s natural to feel those losses. But if that sense of loss is balanced with positive ingredients, you have a formula for staying healthy as you age. Healthy Aging means continually reinventing yourself as you pass through landmark ages such as 60, 70, 80 and beyond. It means finding new things you enjoy, learning to adapt to change, staying physically active, and feeling connected to your community and loved ones. Having a good diet, exercise, joining social clubs and outings with friends and loved ones, keep us strong physically and...

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Texas Heat

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Texas Heat

It’s summertime in Texas, we now what that means; it’s HOT! With temperatures rising daily, the hot Texas sun and high humidity we need to remember to play it safe. Hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you’re working or exercising outside. Educate yourself. Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings (take actions to stay cool and safe when the temperatures hits 85 degrees or the heat index hits 90 degrees). Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool. Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected.Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs: cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting. Take it easy.Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning....

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Mission 95 2016

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mission 95 2016

Mission 95 was a huge success!!! Mission 95 was held this past Friday June 17, 2016 at the Somervell County Expo. The goal was the same as last year, getting the community to rally together to donate 95 pints of blood. Carter BloodCare said it couldn’t be done, and  we proved them wrong with getting 117 pints of blood leaving Somervell County.  We had a great day with live music, 95.3 KOME was there broadcasting live, CareFlite landed the helicopter in the parking lot, we had DPS checking car seats, Somervell County Sheriff Department was there demonstrating with the “beer goggles” , Crystal Plaster State Farm, Camp Gladiator, Bethany Home Health, Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab, Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehab, Life Gift Texas, Delete Blood Cancer and Brookshire’s Grocery Store donated hot dogs to feed our hungry blood drive participants.  We had a great day of giving back. Can’t wait to see what we can do next...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental illness and reflect on the impact of mental health issues on individuals, families and communities.  According to the CDC, anxiety and mood disorders are the most common types of mental illness, with depression affecting more than 26% of the U.S.  adults at any given time and placing persons at higher risk for suicide. According to the World Health Organization, mental illness accounts for more disability than any other group of illness including cancer and heart disease. Evidence shows that positive mental health is associated with improved physical health. Unfortunately, negative attitudes caused by underlying stigma about mental illness can cause delayed treatment and interfere with recovery. Glen Rose Medical Center has been providing quality Mental Health Treatment for older adults and seniors for 16 years. If you or a loved one suffers from a mental condition, talk to your Primary Care Physician or call SeniorCare at 254-898-9035. Glen Rose Medical Center…devoted to leading the way to a healthier...

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Pecan Outpatient Therapy

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pecan Outpatient Therapy

Glen Rose Medical Center is happy to announce the Grand Opening of Outpatient Therapy at Pecan Family Medical Clinic in Pecan Plantation on Wednesday April 20, 2016. Please join us 10-12 for a come and go reception, and meet our therapy team.  We would love to see you...

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March – National Nutrition Month

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on March – National Nutrition Month

MARCH…NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits.  Registered Dietitian Day is also celebrated in March to increase awareness of registered dietitians as providers of food and nutrition services and for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthier lives. Eating healthier does not have to be complicated. It is important to remember that eating healthier is a process, a lifestyle change, a family affair that does not happen overnight. Eating healthier is about gradually making positive changes over time. It involves setting goals, making and sticking to a commitment, and not beating yourself up when you have an occasional slip up. As a matter of fact it’s not about eating perfect all the time. It’s all right to occasionally drink a soda, eat a burger and fries at a fast food restaurant, or eat your favorite candy bar. The key is to limit your intake of unhealthy foods to occasionally, NOT every day. Start with a few healthy eating tips: Eat Breakfast Start each morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and/or vegetables. Skip the honey bun and instead try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla. Fill Your Plate With Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Include different types in your diet such as fresh, frozen and canned. When purchasing canned vegetables; chose “reduced sodium” or “no-salt-added”. Sorry but French fries are NOT a vegetable! Select a variety of dark-green, red and orange vegetables. Watch Portion Sizes Portion control is the key to controlling your intake of calories and managing your weight. Our “super size” society has grown accustomed to large portions and no longer aware of what a “normal” serving size looks like. Get out your measuring cups and see how close your portions match up to the recommended serving size. Drink More Water Quench your thirst by drinking water instead of drinks loaded with sugar. Most individuals are surprised to learn how much sugar is actually in soda. A 64-oz fountain soda contains approximately 744 calories and 192 grams of sugar. That is equivalent to 50 teaspoons of sugar! The next time you are tempted to drink “liquid sugar” choose water instead. Enjoy More Family Mealtime Making eating together as a family a priority in your home. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Turn off the TV, cell phones and all other electronic devices to encourage mealtime conversation. Get your kids involved in meal planning and cooking. Also use this time to teach them about good nutrition. For additional food and nutrition information visit www.eatright.org Submitted by Elizabeth Sauls, M.S.,R.D.,L.D. Registered/Licensed...

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Marathon Mammograms in May

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Marathon Mammograms in May

Attention all Somervell County women, Glen Rose Medical Center and the Moncrief Cancer Institute have partnered together for Marathon Mammograms in May. On Wednesday May 18, 2016 we have 26 available spots to fill for women who are uninsured or underinsured to schedule a mammogram through the Moncrief Cancer Institute.  If you know someone that can benefit through this service please share this information with them. If you have any questions about the program please call Lisa Andersen at Glen Rose Medical Center at 254-897-2215 ext. 441 or to schedule your appointment please call the Moncrief Cancer Institute to secure your appointment at...

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Kickstart My Heart

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Kickstart My Heart

  Wow, what a day! The Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun run, 5k & 10k timed race was a huge success, with 245 participants. The Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation was the beneficiary of the race, with the proceeds of this years race we were able to purchase a major piece of equipment for our Outpatient Therapy Department.  To get things started we had a special guest to lead us out on the course.  Aaron McClelen or A Mac  as he is better known; was able to show his family and friends his amazing progress with a little help from his therapy team at GRMC. We are so proud of Aaron and the therapy team at GRMC, we couldn’t think of a better way to start our race. We would also like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, volunteers and everyone who made donations to the race. We couldn’t do it without you.                  ...

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KICKSTART MY HEART RACE

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on KICKSTART MY HEART RACE

Are you ready to run? Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab have partnered for the timing of the second annual 1 mile fun run, 5k and 10k timed event. The Kickstart My Heart Run is Saturday February 13, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.. The race starts at back parking lot of Glen Rose Medical Center, all races start at 8:00a.m., slow runners and walkers to the rear of the crowd.  Medals are 3 deep in each age category top overall female and male finisher award for the 5k and 10k timed event.  The cost to participate is $25, this includes a long sleeve t-shirt and goody bag. All proceeds from the Kickstart My Heart Run will benefit the Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation. To find out more about the Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation please visit the Glen Rose Medical Center website and look under the opportunities to give tab.  We look forward to seeing you February...

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Linda Anderson, LMSW Receives High Praise

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Linda Anderson, LMSW Receives High Praise

Mike Warren SeniorVice President TrustOfficer                        PROSPERITY     BANK®              December 11, 2015 GlenRoseMedicalCenter-CaseManagement Attn:  BKKizziar 1021 HoldenStreet Glen Rose, Texas 76043   Re: Linda Anderson   Dear BK Kizziar, The purpose of this letter is to let you know how much we appreciate the effort, time, and patience your hospital, your department, and especially Linda Anderson has given to our client _____.  We have had the privilege of working with Linda, your social worker, for the last several months. Linda has gone above and beyond her job in helping _______ get qualified for Medicaid, food stamps, and housing.  She is the one who found _____ on the floor, bleeding and called for an ambulance. Bottom line-she saved ______’s life! Linda has held ________’s hand through a very difficult time and the changes to her life. Despite the very difficult attitude _______ has, Linda has always been professional, knowledgeable and especially kind. Linda deserves a medal and we could not have done this without her help and guidance. We appreciate her very much. Cordially yours, MikeWarren Senior Vice President-TrustOfficer /cc:ChipHarrison-BoardPresident Glen Rose Medical Center         MemberFDIC   402CypressStreet•Abilene,Texas79601-5139•325-794-1000•Fax:325-794-1120 website:www.prosperitybanktx.com                       ...

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